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Nic Bishop: Butterflies and Moths Hardcover – March 1, 2009
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In this book you'll be able to take a look at many enlarged photographic examples of both moths and butterflies, among them the very interesting metamorphosis of a monarch butterfly. You'll learn about many unusual ways they defend themselves, their diets, their body composition, their life cycle (metamorphosis), their habitats, their behavior, the differences between moths and butterflies, how they fly, their lifespan and more. You'll get to see a big surprise on page 26, but you'll have to read to the book to discover it. Did you know there is a "rain forest caterpillar [that] twists its body around and puffs up its front end to look like a poisonous snake?" Now that is a sight you won't want to miss!
This was one of the most amazing books I've ever read on butterflies and moths, not so much for the text, but rather for the stunning photographs. The text was very informative and had a slight poetic lilt to it, without detracting from the educational task at hand, which I totally enjoyed. For example, "Butterflies outfox birds with their helter-skelter flight. It's hard to catch something that bobs and skips through the air." In the back of the book is a glossary and an index. AND you'll get a chance to meet Nic himself as he talks about his passion and interest in his subject. One picture is worth a thousand words, so dear reader, you have a lot of reading to do in this fantastic book!
What stands apart from all other nonfiction picture books are the lengths Nic Bishop goes to just to capture the images for his books. The breathtaking full-page pictures will introduce young readers to the beauty of these amazing creatures, from the shockingly bright blue morpho butterfly to the nearly transparent glasswing butterfly to the mouthless luna moth.
The simple, engaging text presents information on caterpillars, metamorphosis, camoflauge, appearance, habits and life cycle. What will truly have your young readers ooohhing and aaahhing is a double gatefold spread of a butterfly in flight.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this book to try and help me get over my phobia about butterflies and moths. It didn't help at all, but it's a nice book with great photos.Published 12 months ago by tzefirah
Beautiful pictures and I should have read more about age grouping. This is a child's book.Published 15 months ago by Margaret P. Bartels
These books are the best for young nature enthusiasts. The pictures and information are amazing.Published 23 months ago by ZeusandApollo
I had thought that this book would help me to identify the various butterflys in our area as well as the catepillars. Read morePublished on August 22, 2010 by Avid Amazon Customer